Management Plans

Management Plan for the Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) in Canada

Hart’s-tongue Fern is a perennial fern with distinct ‘strap’ or ‘tongue-shaped fronds’. In Canada, this species only occurs in Ontario, where it is generally found along the upper and mid-slope positions of the Niagara Escarpment region. It is listed as Special Concern under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the management of the Hart’s-tongue Fern and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation or consultation with the Government of Ontario.

The name of this species changed between the proposed and final versions of this management plan. The species was referred to as ‘American Hart’s-tongue Fern’ in the proposed version, but is now known as ‘Hart’s-tongue Fern’.

Consultation period: 2012-09-14 to 2012-11-13


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Recovery Planning
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